New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 2011|
Eichen, Natalie Halpern (nee Reich) Age 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 24, 2011. Artist, writer, creative spirit, open to the world. Predeceased by parents, Anna and Philip Reich; first husband Rabbi Mordecai S. Halpern; brother, Jack Reich. Survived by husband, Erwin Eichen; children, Rani Halpern (Joel Green), Jonathan Halpern (Gretchen Young), and Daniel Halpern (Wendy Goldberg); grandchildren, Tamar Green (Ben Hofkin), Elan Green, Jeremy, Hannah, Maya and Noam Halpern; Erwin's children, Robin Eichen Conn (Jack), Ellen (Ken) Kroot, and grandchildren Joshua and Kayla Kroot; sister, Elaine Rose; sisters-in-law Jane Reich and Fayga Gordon, loving nieces and nephews, and many friends in Michigan and Minnesota.
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Natalie moved to Oak Park, Michigan in 1955, where her first husband Mordecai Halpern served as founding rabbi of Congregation Beth Shalom until his death in 1972. Always seeking new experiences, Natalie returned to graduate school later in life, studying Creative Problem Solving. When she and her second husband, Erwin Eichen, moved from the Detroit area to Minneapolis in 2005 to be near family, Natalie participated wholeheartedly in her new community. She joined the Jewish Women's Art Group in Minnesota and continued to make art into her 80's. Natalie's zest for life, her moxie and sense of humor, combined with her can-do attitude and sense of adventure, set a great example for those around her. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at N.C. Little Memorial Hospice for their care and compassion. Funeral service at Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 10500 Hillside Ln., Mtka, Monday morning 10:30 am, burial at United Hebrew Brotherhood Cemetery. Shiva Mon. and Tues., 7pm, 4907 Aldrich Ave. S., Minneapolis. Arrangements by Adath Jeshurun Chevrah Kavod Hamet and Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis or Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council.
Published in Star Tribune on September 26, 2011
Mordecai S. Halpern (1927 - 1972)*
United Hebrew Brotherhood Cemetery
Created by: Brent Stevens
Record added: Mar 22, 2012
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